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Balver Zinn Debuts New Application & Training Center

Apr 24, 2012

The Balver Zinn/Cobar Group announces the opening of its new application and training center located at the facility in Balve, Germany. This application center is equipped with various assembly machines from related companies, including SEHO, EKRA and HAKKO.

The objective of the application center is to support research and development activities, demonstrate processes to potential customers, provide process support training, and root cause failure analysis for customer issues.

Practical sections of various training programs will take place in the official IPC-qualified application part of the center where the company’s Certified Trainers (CTI) will provide training courses such as hand soldering, DoE in soldering, and IPC training in accordance with J-STD-001E and IPC-A-610E.

Equipment and training sessions currently available at the center include:

SEHO PowerReflow 2.4
• Six zones
• Process zones 2.4 meters
• KIC 24/7 profiler on Board
• Training sessions: Reflow process training, KIC 24/7 profiling training, KIC Explorer profiling training

EKRA X5 Desk Printer — Training sessions: Printing parameters

• Chip wave
• Main wave
• 340 mm wave
• Training sessions: Wave soldering training and solder bath management

HAKKO Hand Soldering Stations
• Six modern stations
• Training sessions: Hand soldering – 1 day, hand soldering – 2 days, J-STD-001 training

For more information about our new Application and Training Center visit,

Established more than 35 years ago, Balver Zinn GmbH & Co. KG is a family-owned and operated company. Today, the company is among the leading providers of specialty anodes with various alloys as well as soft solders, specialty wires, solder paste, and solder fluxes and related materials for the electronic assembly. All Balver

Zinn/Cobar products yield excellent results in the printed board industry and are used in electronics, solar and electrical engineering, assembly applications.

The Balver Zinn/Cobar group has Sales Offices in Germany, Netherlands, USA, Singapore and distributors in all major areas of the world.


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